Posted October 07, 2019 in Press Releases
WHAT: In 2018 Cleveland has one of the highest child poverty rate among the fifty largest U.S. cities, with half of our city’s children falling below the poverty line. Food insecurity does not look much better, as one in five kids do not know where they next meal will come from. With this in mind, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, in collaboration with the Office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, will host a roundtable discussion with twenty anti-hunger organizations who work to feed children throughout the year. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Topics of discussion will include current programming to address the high rates of child food insecurity and poverty as well as external resources and challenges in service-delivery. Following the discussion, there will be an overview of key legislation that impacts child nutrition programming.
Members of the media are invited to join after the conclusion of the event at noon for post-event reactions and interviews.
Federal child nutrition programming is critically important to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. GCFB continues to look for solutions to make sure that children have the food they need to thrive and succeed in school and their daily activities. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank partners with more than 300 local programs to provide food to children after school, on the weekends, and during the summer months and provided food to more than 30,000 children last year.
WHO: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Director of Agency Programs and Director of Advocacy, senior staff from Representative Fudge’s office and various key community partners.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 10-noon
Media welcome at noon for interviews.
WHERE: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Board Room
15500 South Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110